Having a surgery consultation on Monday for fusion of L2-L-3, very concerned about being able to go back to work after this surgery. I'm very independent and have very little family to depend on. My son still lives at home but I cannot allow him to help me wipe my tush. I've did a lot of research on this particular part of the spine to be fused. I have also already had two prior surgeries for the same herniated disk. What can I expect after about 4 weeks out? I don't know which procedure yet my surgeon will perform.